Sunday, March 17, 2019
A Rose for Emily Essays -- A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner
Desperation for love arising from detachment can hold in to uttermost(prenominal) measures and destructive actions as exhibited by the tumultuous relationships of Miss Emily in William Faulkners A Rose for Emily (rpt. in Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrines Literature Structure, Sound, and Sense, 9th ed. Boston Wadsworth, 2006 556). Miss Emily is captive from society for the majority of her life by her father, so after he has died, she longs for relations that ironically her longing destroys. The despondency and obsession exuded throughout the write up portray the predicament at hand. Miss Emilys relationship with her father is a key factor in the development of her isolation. As she is growing up, he will not let any carcass around his daughter, particularly young suitors. The town assumes his decision is due to the idea that the Griersons hold themselves a little too graduate(prenominal) for what they really are to the point that none of the young men are quite soundly e nough (559). Because Emilys father keeps her from everyone, she becomes very attached to him. He dies when she is nearly thirty, her nevertheless companion gone. Her strong bond to him is so severe that after his death, she denies he was dead at all and will not give his body up to the authorities for three days. The town observes that because she has nought left, she would have to touch to that which had robbed her, meaning Emily is so desperate for a companion that when her father is gone, she has nothing left to cling to but him (559). However, he has a lasting outcome on her that contributes to her isolation. He instills the Grierson pride, so Daugherty 2that she often does not act with others. His influence is too virulent and too furious to die (562). Emily has a ... ...ther is concerned, he denies her the chance for love and detaches her from society. Partial blame can be placed on the attitude he instills in her so that she possesses the hauteur of the last Grierso n (560). She holds herself above others in the town, save Homer. The towns fickleness and disconnection towards her vim her further into isolation. All of these factors finally result in the relationship with Homer. She is so desperate for contact and for love that when she finds them, she is terrified of their leaving. She is pushed then to kill Daugherty 4Homer, so that love will never leave her again. Miss Emily is a desperate individual formed by the relationships that isolated her, which resulted in her extreme actions. Emily and Homers shortyet long livedrelationship reveals a common termination of love denied and confinement from contact destruction.